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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Interim Department Co-Chair

PhD 2004, Purdue University
MS 1997, Tsinghua University, China
BE 1994, Tsinghua University, China

 

Contact Information

Phone (808) 956-6332
E-mail qu@hawaii.edu

 

Research Interests

  • Thermal/Fluid Transport Phenomena in Micro-Scale Structures
  • Boiling and Two-Phase Flow
  • Electronics Cooling
  • Seawater Desalination Driven by Renewable Energy

 

Selected Publications

  1. Lee, S., and Qu, W., 2007, “Thermal Design Methodology for Low Flow Rate Single-Phase and Two-Phase Micro-Channel Heat Sinks,” IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, 30(4), pp.830-841.
  2. Siu-Ho, A.M., Qu, W., and Pfefferkorn, F.E., 2007, “Experimental Study of Pressure Drop and Heat Transfer in a Single-Phase Micro-Pin-Fin Heat Sink,” ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, 129(4), pp.479-487.
  3. Qu, W., and Siu-Ho, A.M., 2008, “Liquid Single-Phase Flow in an Array of Micro-Pin-Fins: Part I – Heat Transfer Characteristics,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 130(12), pp.122402-1-122402-11.
  4. Qu, W., and Siu-Ho, A.M., 2008, “Liquid Single-Phase Flow in an Array of Micro-Pin-Fins: Part II – Pressure Drop Characteristics,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 130(12), pp.124501-1-124501-4, (Technical Brief).
  5. Qu, W., and Siu-Ho, A.M., 2009, “Experimental Study of Saturated Flow Boiling Heat Transfer in an Array of Staggered Micro-Pin-Fins,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 52, 1853-1863.

Click here for a complete list of Dr. Qu’s publications.

 

Courses Offered

  • ME 301 Mechanical Engineering Experimentation (WI)
  • ME 401 Thermofluids Laboratory (WI,ETH)
  • ME 480 Thermofluid Measurements and Design (WI,ETH)
  • ME 618 Boiling and Two-Phase Flow
  • ME 696 Introduction to Fuel Cell Technology
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